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Reggae Concerts in Camden London - The Legendary JOHNNY 'AFRICAN ROOTS' CLARKE


Event 

The Legendary JOHNNY 'AFRICAN ROOTS' CLARKE
Title:
The Legendary JOHNNY 'AFRICAN ROOTS' CLARKE
When:
06.06.2010
Where:
Dingwalls - Camden London
Category:
Concerts

Description

JOHNNY 'AFRICAN ROOTS' CLARKE alongside Southsayers Collective and Manasseh Hi Fi

Clarke grew up in the Kingston ghetto of Whitfield Town. In 1971 he won a talent contest in Bull Bay, his prize a meeting with producer Clancy Eccles, with whom he recorded his first song, "God Made the Sea and the Sun", the following year. The single didn't sell well, and disappointed with the lack of promotion from Eccles, he moved on to Rupie Edwards, who produced Clarke's first hits in 1973, with "Everyday Wondering" and "Julie". In 1974, Clarke moved on again, recording "Jump Back Baby" for Glen Brown, before beginning a long association with Bunny Lee and his band The Aggrovators in 1974. "None Shall Escape the Judgement" was an immediate success and became the title track on Clarke's debut album. Clarke was named Artist of the Year in Jamaica in both 1974 and 1975, and became one of the most popular singers on the island, mixing original songs with covers of popular reggae songs by other artists, and mixing roots and lovers-themed material. A Rastafarian, many of Clarke's songs concern his faith and the beliefs of the Rastafari movement, such as anti-violence (as heard on "Let Go Violence") and legalization of marijuana ("Legalize It").

Monday 31st May - LUTON CARNIVAL alongside Southsayers Collective

Saturday 5 June - LEEDS, alongside Iration Steppas Sound System

Sunday 6 June - LONDON Dingwalls, Camden Lock alongside Southsayers Collective and Manasseh Hi Fi




Venue

Map
Venue:
Dingwalls
Street:
Middle Yard
ZIP:
NW1 8AB
City:
Camden London
State:
L
Country:
Country: gb

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